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Ahead of All Parting: The Selected Poetry and Prose of Rainer Maria Rilke (Modern Library) (English & German Edition) (English and German Edition) (German) Hardcover – August 1, 1995

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This work contains representative poems from the author's early collections.

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Rainer Maria Rilke (1875–1926) is one of the greatest lyric German poets. Born in Prague, he published his first book of poems, Leben und Lieber, at age nineteen. He met Lou Salomé, the talented and spirited daughter of a Russian army officer, who influenced him deeply. In 1902 he became a friend, and for a time the secretary, of Rodin, and it was during his twelve-year Paris residence that Rilke enjoyed his greatest poetic activity. In 1919 he went to Switzerland where he spent the last years of his life. It was there that he wrote his last two works, Duino Elegies (1923) and The Sonnets to Orpheus (1923).
 
Stephen Mitchell was born in Brooklyn in 1943 and studied at Amherst, the University of Paris, and Yale. Considered one of the preeminent translators of his generation, he has translated many classic texts including Gilgamesh, The Bhagavad Gita, Tao Te Ching, and The Book of Job.

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  • Item Weight : 1.4 pounds
  • Hardcover : 615 pages
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0679601616
  • ISBN-10 : 0679601619
  • Product Dimensions : 5.63 x 1.29 x 8.3 inches
  • Publisher : Modern Library; 1st Edition (August 1, 1995)
  • Language: : English, German
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